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Farmhouse barn between Parma and Reggio Emilia

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

2 Persons suite on a 70 hectare wine growing farm

On the ground floor of our old 'Barchessa', extension of typicall local farm-house in which we live in, surrounded by a 'Lambrusco' wine growing estate of 70 hectars, a 60 square meter flat has been recently renovated. Entrance from the cotto paved threshing-floor, living room with dining and cooking areas, one big queen size bedroom with complete shower room.

In the hart of the busiest Italy this estate is a sort of enclosure. Private grounds all around, The 'Barchessa' has its own garden, outdoor tables and chairs, umbrella, garden shower and shares the house's small swimming pool.

Stefano & Margherita have two dogs (Mysty the Labrador and Nénè the Manchester terrier) and four cats (Cipolla, Celestino, Siviglia and Palletta di Pelo) living with them.

More Details

Property Manager
Stefano & Margherita Lazzari
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Quattro Castella in Province of Reggio Emilia

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • A complete functional bathroom with shower enclosure (no bathtub).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • A completely well furnished bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Kitchen electric tools include: kettle, coffee brewer, toaster.


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Farmhouse barn between Parma and Reggio Emilia
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was the ideal place to experience Emilia Romagna. Perfect for day trips. The accommodations were perfect, country beautiful and charming. Clean, private and very comfortable. The hosts were very accommodating. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great property, full of character and Stefano and Margherita were great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at La Barchessa; the property is extremely comfortable and full of great features and furnishings. It is comprehensively equipped with all the utensils/crockery you could possibly need. Stefano and Margherita were extremely hospitable and ensured we had a thoroughly relaxing stay. The property is in a great location for exploring the surrounding towns, but equally allows you to stay more local if you prefer - we went for a couple of bike rides around nearby villages on the bikes that are provided, you can also go for walks on the estate itself and the pool at La Barchessa was very welcome in the hot weather! We would certainly like to visit La Barchessa again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A really relaxing holiday in a very quiet and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Well renovated and very well equipped one bedroom accommodation in the countryside set amongst fields of crops and vineyards. Extremely friendly and very helpful hosts who have made every effort to help their guests have a happy and successful holiday with lots of information available about the local area.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A relaxing friendly stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, very comfortable and well equipped. It had everything we needed. Stand and Margarita were perfect hosts and even arranged a visit to a local parmigiano producer. The converted barn is perfectly located for trips to Parma, Reggio Emilia and Bologna and to the hill in the south.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In Parma (35 minutes car drive from the Renovated Barn) you must visit the in-door 17th century wooden theater built by the Farnese family for a visit from the Medici's from Florence, Correggio's astonishing fresco in S.t Paul's cathedral, Antelami's 12th century sculptures in the Baptistery, and Parmigianino's organ painted doors in the church of La Steccata. But of Parmigianino you should also visit in the castle of Fontanellato the fresco in Diana and Atteone's room painted at candle light when he was only 18 years old ! There are many interesting places to visit here around between a relaxing day and another. A complete guide of places to visit, restaurants, wineries etc etc will be supplied upon booking. We wish you a relaxing and interesting holiday.
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our third two-week stay at La Barchessa. Stephano and Margherita greeted us like old friends and made us especially welcome. Their wonderful hospitality, interest in our welfare and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere they create make it a pleasure to spend time there. The apartment is spacious, spotless and very well-equipped with the mesh on the windows keeping the mosquitoes out and the ceiling fan in the bedroom helping to keep you cool at night. The pool is a godsend after a hot day's sightseeing and having a drink and eating out on the patio in the peace and quiet is just wonderful.

La Barchessa makes a great base from which to make day trips to visit the centro storicos of the main towns from Piacenza down to Bologna and up to Mantova plus all the incredible castles dotted around the region. You can also drive up into the hills south west of Parma/Reggio/Modena for some great scenery. Just be careful to use the internet to check opening times of places of interest before setting off - some are open at weekends only and almost always closed for two hours' siesta at lunchtime. Stephano's folders of notes and guides to the area are fantastically comprehensive and extremely helpful.

Do visit the pizzeria in Via Roma in Quattro Castella and sample a gelato from the gelateria in the square.

Thank you, Stephano and Margherita, for a great stay again. We would urge anyone contemplating a visit to Emilia Romagna to look very carefully at staying in La Barchessa - you won't be disappointed!

Craig and Maureen

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The "Renovated Barn between Parma and Reggio Emilia - La Barchessa" is in strategic position for guests whishing to visit the region and have a taste of Italy away from maddening crowds. Panoramic sceneries just five minutes drive away , historic places of interest, good restaurants... plenty of places to visit. And after a busy day a nice place to relax in. The garden, the pool, the patio. We are and always will be at complete disposal of our guests to help them around discover our region and relax in it.
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A charming and comfortable "home" on the road!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our recent stay at La Barchessa. From the moment we arrived, Stefano and Margherita were very accommodating hosts. The cottage, charming and spotless, was a very welcome retreat each day after visiting area castles, churches and nearby cities. We enjoyed the pool and sitting in the different areas around the beautiful and spacious property. The kitchen was generously equipped and made cooking enjoyable. Stefano was easily available to answer questions and give suggestions, in addition to their vast amount of information located in the cottage. We were so glad that we chose La Barchessa to be our "home" while in the Reggio-Emilia area.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue, thanks for your kind words. We are very happy to have guests and glad when we can help them out . Thank you also for appreciating the informations . We hope to see you back at for your next anniversary at the Renovated Barn between Parma and Reggio Emilia. All our best to you and Bill. Have a good time Stefano & Margherita.
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Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Parma 'Giuseppe Verdi'
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Matilde di Canossa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Terre Matildiche, Poviglio on the A1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Villetta
Car: necessary

30 minutes from Parma, Fontanellato, Colorno. 20 minutes from Reggio Emilia, Correggio. 40 minutes to Modena and Sabbioneta. 60 minutes to Mantua and Bologna. Many things to sight-see in the padan plain. A forgotten by tourists Italy. Where mythology wants Apollo's son crashing into the Eridano river (now Pò) and the sisters turned into poplar trees. Here Dante and Petrarca came to meditate on the stone of Bismantova. Here renaissance moved its first steps at the courts of the Gonzaga and of the Este. Here are landscapes painted by Correggio, Mantegna, Parmigianino. From here great painting collections mooved to Hampton Court with Charles Ist, or to Dresda with Albert the strong leaving empy the palaces of Mantua and Modena. Here where the first Mediaeval known artist (Antelami) brought up his cathedrals in Parma, Modena and Fidenza. Here where you can have a real taste of Parmisan, culatello or prosciutto di Parma, drink fizzy Lambrusco and eat real tortellini. You should be here.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Quattro Castella, Emilia Romagna

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Pool on
5 May 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pool off
29 Sep 2018 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £131.55
Pet Fee £43.85

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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